Policy & Issues Audio & Video

Siva Vaidhyanathan on social media and its effects on democracy

September 18, 2018, 10:37 am

September 11, 2018—Siva Vaidhyanathan, Robertson Professor of Media Studies and director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia, joined Shorenstein Center director Nicco Mele for a conversation about his new book. Below is the full audio of…

Jelani Cobb on Race, Populism, and Politics

April 18, 2018, 12:22 pm

April 17—Jelani Cobb, A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence at the Shorenstein Center and staff writer for The New Yorker, discussed the influence of history on current events, changing demographics in the U.S., the media’s coverage of racial issues, and more during a…

#MeToo and the Media

April 10, 2018, 6:00 am

A panel discussion featuring Koa Beck, editor-in-chief of Jezebel; Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate; Zerlina Maxwell, senior director of Progressive Programming for SiriusXM; Gabriel Sherman, special correspondent for Vanity Fair; and Genevieve Roth, Shorenstein Fellow (moderator). Cosponsored by the Women and Public Policy Program and Harvard IOP. Watch the video: Read…

Health in the Headlines: Reporting on Health Policy in the Trump Era

April 4, 2018, 12:00 pm

A panel featuring: Julie Rovner Julie Rovner is Chief Washington Correspondent at Kaiser Health News. She joined KHN after 16 years as health policy correspondent for NPR, where she helped lead coverage of the Affordable Care Act. A noted expert…

ProPublica’s Talia Buford on Environmental Inequity

April 3, 2018, 4:31 pm

April 3, 2018—Talia Buford, reporter for ProPublica, discussed environmental justice, the complexities of covering the environment, how environmental policy is changing in the Trump administration, and more during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are some highlights of her…

The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer: The Politics of Racism in Trump’s America

March 27, 2018, 4:22 pm

March 27, 2018—Adam Serwer, senior editor at The Atlantic, discussed the role of race and class in U.S. politics, and its media coverage, during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are some highlights of his conversation with Shorenstein Center…

Historian Heather Ann Thompson on the Criminal Justice System and the Media

March 20, 2018, 4:41 pm

March 20, 2018—Heather Ann Thompson, a historian at the University of Michigan and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, discussed the Attica Prison uprising of 1971, its media coverage, and its legacy. Below are some highlights from her conversation with Khalil G. Muhammad,…

Goldsmith Awards Ceremony 2018 with Martha Raddatz of ABC News

March 6, 2018, 12:17 pm

Transcript Nicco Mele: Good evening.  On behalf of the Shorenstein Center, I’d like to welcome you to the Goldsmith Awards, my favorite event all year long, the highlight of our year.  My name is Nicco Mele, and I’m director of…

The Washington Post‘s Elizabeth Bruenig on Religion, Politics, and the Left

February 20, 2018, 4:24 pm

February 20, 2018—Elizabeth Bruenig, Washington Post columnist, discussed the role of Christianity in U.S. politics with Richard Parker, Lecturer in Public Policy, during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are some highlights from the conversation, as well as the…

Garrett Graff on Trump, Mueller, Russia, and Cybersecurity

February 14, 2018, 9:57 am

February 13, 2018— Garrett Graff, journalist, author, and director of the Aspen Institute’s cybersecurity and technology program, discussed Robert Mueller’s investigations, election cybersecurity, and threats to U.S. democracy during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are some highlights of…